Newsline: STONE WORLD's STONE FABRICATION WORKSHOPS CONTINUE SUCCESSFUL RUN . . .

After drawing over 400 attendees in 2005, the first round of the 2006 Stone World Stone Fabrication Workshops enjoyed a successful run, with solid attendance and high reviews in all categories.

The sessions took place in Dallas, TX (June 19), Houston, TX (June 20) and Denver, CO (June 22). Speakers included respected industry experts Kevin Padden and Keith Graves, who also spoke at the 2005 Stone Fabrication Workshops, as well as a new presenter, Mark Lauzon, a master stone fabricator and administrator of www.stoneadvice.com, the leading “how-to” Web site for the North American stone industry. Topics presented at the forum included:
  • Show layout and set-up
  • Resined Slabs-- Are They a Problem
  • OSHA Requirements
  • Air/Water Purification
  • Templating
  • Determining and Applying Fabrication Costs
  • Management Strategies to Effectively Run the Fabrication Shop
  • Tips on Updating and Expanding the Fabrication Shop to Maximize Production
  • CNC Implemenatation
  • Surface Polishing/Seam Polishing
  • The Digital Future

The next Stone World Stone Fabrication Workshops will take place in Chicago, IL (September 11), Detroit, MI (September 12) and Cleveland, OH (September 14). This will be followed by workshops in Ft. Lauderdale, FL (October 23), Orlando, FL (October 24) and Atlanta, GA (October 26). For more information, visit. www.stoneworld.com/fabworkshops or call 1-888-530-6714.

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